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WORDS OF WISDOM. Be not content to aim high-shoot. A difficulty is at the door of every delight. Think only what is right to do, and then do it. The life that does no good is guilty of much harm. Worry is the hard work that never pays any wages. Every character is the joint product of nature and nurture. The animosities are mortal, but the humanities live for ever. Every duty we omit obscures some duty we should have known. If you want to make a lifelong enemy of a man, prove that he is wrong. Chance is a word void of sense. Nothing can exist without a cause. Politeness is a self-imposed rule of right con- duct which governs every action. Everything is possible; but without labour and failure nothing is achieved. 17, All art deals with nature and truth, but not with all nature and all truth. If men will have no care for the future, they will soon have sorrow for the past. The moment we feel angry in controversy we have already ceased striving for truth. It is better to say, "This one thing I do," than to say, "These forty things I dabble in." Be not diverted from your duty by any idle reflection the world may make upon you. Hear both sides, and all will be clear; hear but one, and you will still be in the dark. Those above should not oppress those below, nor those below encroach on those above. To persecute the unfortunate is like throwing stones on one who has fallen into a well. Be generous. The world loves a magnanimous soul. Large-heartedness is always popular. Every day brings its own blessing, hidden, I;k perchance, beneath the cloak of suffering. All understanding of history depends on one's understanding the forces that make it, of which religious forces are the most active and the most definite. If a man does not exercise his arm, he develops no biceps muscle and if a man does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul-no strength of character, no vigour of moral fibre, nor beauty of spiritual growth. The secret of a happy life does not lie in the means and opportunities of indulging our weak- nesses but in knowing how to be content with what is reasonable, that time and strength may remain for the cultivation of our noble nature. Peace is a power. It is favourable to clear thinking, wise acting, and noble living. A mind in turmoil cannot exercise sound judg- ment. Worry wears away the life and wastes the energies. Fear, anger, malice, turmoil, all distract the mind. Let perfect peace reign, and the soul shall be strong. ALWAYS Be fair. Judge not. Be not selfish. Make haste slowly. Shun debt as the plague. Give what you can afford. <. Attend to your own affairs. Cultivate a charitable attitude. Beware of making rash promises. Remember that spite doesn't pay. Have the courage of your opinions. Love your neighbour-in moderation. If you do all this you'll be a comfort to yourself and friends, and a credit to the com- munity. HOME. Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious oldness which the world forces us to wear tn self- defence, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkward- ness, and without any dread of ridicule.- ROBERTSON. AVOID CHEAP CHARITY. Weeping was always a coward's weapon. A tear, as a tear, is as ineffective as any other drop of salt water, yet people make the mistake of reverencing it, as if weeping over a thing were going to perform some kind of a miracle and right any kind of a wrong. You might weep, for instance, over a starving family until you shed an ocean of tears, yet it wouldn't keep them from perishing of hunger. It is only when you begin to sob with your purse that you relieve their sufferings. It isn't the people who mingle their tears with ours when we are un- fortunate, and poor, and downcast, who help us. It is those who sympathise with the offer of work, or a timely loan, or helpful counsel. Nothing else on earth is so plentiful and cheap to give as tears, but unless they are backed up with good deeds and hard cash nobody has a right to attempt to sustain a reputation for charity on them. WHOLESOME ENJOVMENT. All real and wholesome enjoyments possible to man have been just as possible to him since first he was made of the earth as they are now; and they are possible to him chiefly in peace. To watch the corn grow and the blossom set; to draw hard breath over ploughshare and spade; to read, to think, to love, to hope, to prayâ these are the things to make man happy; they have always had the power of doing theseâthey never will have power to do i-nore.-RuslEIN. NATURE'S FAILURES. How many millions of seeds perish ere one fructifies; how tremendous are the energies which result in a single effect. Nature is extravagant, lavish on every hand, in every province of her work, and in none more so than that of what we like to think the noblest and most important--mttn. She lets the great majority of human creatures perish at the moment of birth, or in the first few months of infancy. She brings but a moiety of the survivors to the allotted span, and of these how few in the ripeness of physical and mental powers. Her failures arc numberless and commonplace her successes striking because so singular. Generations are mown down into nameless graves; races perish, and their thoughts with them; worlds go out of existence, and Ehc cares not that they are forgotten. PERSONAL WORK. The world, if ever it is to be reformed by men and through men, can only be so by the personal intercourse of living menâliving epistles, not dead ones. Love, meekness, and kindness, for- bearance, unselfishness, manifested in human souls, uttering themselves by word, look, and deed, and not by mere descriptions of these sentiments or essays upon them, can alone regenerate man. The living Church is more than the dead Bible, for it is the Bible and something more. It is the Bible alive. It is its effect, itft evidence, its embodiment. -Noitw MACLXOB.

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